Art Talk Monday: Silent Auction Thanks

On Saturday, February 2, we at the North Central Louisiana Arts Council held our annual Silent Auction in conjunction with Ruston Civic Symphony Society's Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball. This fundraiser is always an important event for NCLAC, as it provides support for our upcoming Summer Arts Camps. We must say a huge thank you to our dedicated donors who provided artwork, goods and services to make the event possible. Thanks also to the buyers who took advantage of the great deals that were offered.  This annual event wouldn’t be possible without Committee Chair Catherine McVea, and our continued partnership with Ruston Civic Symphony Society. panoramic

2013 donors include:

Grambling State University, Devine Wines and Spirits, Carol Dreyfus, Chartreuse Pear, Masur Museum of Art, Follette Pottery, Nicole Duet, Frank Hamrick, Joey Slaughter, Christiane Drieling, Dorene Kordal,Whitney Caskey, Julie Crews, Beth Holland, Laura Glen Lawson, Linda and Gaylon Head, Lewis Boutique, Dean Dablow, Tommie Sue Slaughter, Tommie Main,

Mary Louise Carter, Casey Parkinson, The Attic and Boardwalk Salon, Elizabeth English,

Bruce VanZandt, Kathy Stone and Kristy Bowler of Sassytown, Linda Snider Ward, Catherine McVea, Embellishments, The Fashion, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Rogers Furniture, Hart Associates,

Baldwin's Jewelers, Dianne Douglas, Cleaners of Ruston, Locker Room of Ruston, Dowling's Smokehouse, Saul Zalesch, Raising Cane's, Jonathan Donehoo, Karen Webre, Bodie's Furniture, Peter Jones, Sara Albritton, Susan Roach, Hooshang Khorasani, Stitchville, Fine Line Art Supply, Dixie Center for the Arts, Larry Jarrell, John Emory, Jr., Jeffery Hankins, John and Nancy Wallace, Patrick Miller, Denise Jones of Georgia Bell's General Store, Patricia Tait Jones, Marie Bukowski, Jay Gould, Lawn Works of Louisiana, Jes Schrom, Jean McWeeney and Lisa Mullikan.

The auction provides organizational support for NCLAC so that we may continue to serve our region through programs that include arts education, exhibitions and performances. Children’s booths at the Ruston Farmer’s Market and the Junior Auxiliary’s Dinner and a Movie, as well as multi-disciplinary arts camps for children in the summer, are part of our service to the community.  If you would like to be involved with our endeavors, visit our website at to see the scope of our arts programming. NCLAC is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Lynne Gnemi, Bill Gnemi and Libby English

Dr. Donald Kaczvinsky

Craig and Laura Miller, Joey and Jessica Slaughter

Scotland Stout, Celia Lewis and Julia Kaczvinsky at RCSS' Mardi Gras Ball and NCLAC's Silent Auction

2nd Line at RCSS's Mardi Gras Ball and NCLAC's Silent Auction